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KP Thriving Schools addresses mental health and well-being in young students of color in Prince George’s County, Maryland
On October 3, 2020, Kaiser Permanente sponsored a webinar to address mental and emotional well-being for young people of color transitioning to college and career. The education session was presented in partnership with The Steve Fund, the nation’s leading non-profit focused on promoting the mental and emotional health and well-being of college and university students of color, in partnership with Venture Philanthropy Partners’ Ready to Work schools in Prince George’s County. Over 60 students, families, and non-profit youth service providers learned about the unique challenges facing Black and Brown youth who are transitioning to college and career and resources to mitigate them. Attendees engaged in frank and open conversations about race, equity, and education in a pandemic. One of the most poignant moments of the workshop was listening to the moving poem, The Weight, read by Christina Morton. “This is one of the best time investments that I could have made on a bright sunshiny day. I want to strongly encourage you to please offer this learning experience to our students, parents, educators, ministers, and many more individuals. We all need it,” said attendee Rev. Gail Addison, End Time Harvest Ministries.
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